Monday, September 27, 2010

Super Low-Fat Granola Cereal

I found a recipe in the August/September issue of Taste of Home Magazine that caught my eye.

Super Low-Fat Granola Cereal


8 Cups old-fashioned oats
1 Cup raisins
1/2 Cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 Cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 Cups packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. maple extract
1 tsp. vanilla

Yields 9 cups.  Prep time 15 minutes.  Bake 25 minutes.  Cooling.

See these pretty cereal bowls?  I usually keep these in the cupboard above the refrigerator.  Sad, I know, but I really like them and don't want them to get broken.  That said I can't enjoy them up there either.  So this week I'm pulling them down an enjoying them!  My younger sister gave these to me a few years back.  I knew they were vintage but I seriously didn't know they were cereal bowls until this morning when I jumped online and found them selling for $34.00 a piece on ebay.  Good grief!  Part of me seriously wants to put them back up in the cupboard for safe keeping!    I need to to not turn back so let's get cooking, shall we?

1.)  In a large bowl, combine the oats, raisins, apricots and cranberries, set aside.

2.)  In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water and salt.  Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until brown sugar ins dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in extracts.  Pour over oat mixture, stir to coat.

3.)  Transfer to two greased 15-in. X 10-in. baking pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes.  Cool completely on wire racks.  Store in an airtight container. 

4.)  Serve with milk or yogurt.  Pretty pink, circa 1920 glass cereal bowls are optional.
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  1. Ohhhh, now I'm tempted to come up and thieve your vintage bowls. Love them! This recipe sounds fantastic, can't wait to try it out!

  2. Hi Sara! With the guys outnumbering me 4 to 1 you can imagine how I treasure ANYthing pink! :)

  3. That granola looks amazing! My kids would love to have a little of that sprinkled on their yogurt! Bonus that I will need yet another jar to keep it in! Jars have become an addiction lately!

  4. It's good eaten out of hand too. David scoops out a small handful everytime he passes the jar. :)


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